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How many avo on toasts does it cost to travel around New York City

Published February 16th, 2018

How many avo toasts does it take to do New York City right?

Since we all know the real reason Millennials and ‘young people’ aren’t able to afford a home in the current economic climate is because we’re eating too much, "... smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five-grain toasted bread at $22 a pop." So we figured why not  find some more (and slightly less costly) ways to spend your avo on toast monies, specifically how far your daily avo on toast will get you in New York City.

However we’ve decided to adjust slightly the $22 price tag placed on avo on toast by The Australian and have gone with a more realistic $15 ‘a pop’ avo on toast. The ATI - avo toast index.

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1. New York caw-fee (coffee) in a classic disposable Greek cup = 0.1 avo on toasts

There’s no better (or more authentic) coffee than the one you will find at one of the many coffee/breakfast carts parked on sidewalks all over the city and for US$1.50 you can hardly argue about the price. Plus you might get it in one of the iconic blue and white cups with the ‘It’s our pleasure to serve you’ slogan.

2. A slice of New York cheese pizza otherwise known as ‘a slice’ = 0.06 avo on toasts

The $1 slice aka $1 for a slice of pizza as big as your head from 2 Bros Pizza which you can find all over Manhattan. #cheap

3. A trendy lunch date = 1-2 avo on toasts

For somewhere trendy and where you might spot a celeb, there’s Jack’s Wife Freda, perfect for brunch. For traditional American fare, stop by The Smith for lunch, and for the fashionista’s there’s Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour’s favourite restaurant, Balthazar, for some top notch French cuisine.

4. A pre-dinner beer = 0.5 avo on toasts

If you’re into serious budget cutting like the pollies, head to an old school dive bar to mingle with the locals. One such place is 7B Horseshoe Bar in Alphabet City. This place has featured in a number of films and tv shows, but somehow remains off the beaten track. For something a bit more fancy, try Dead Rabbit - voted the ‘World’s Best Bar’ two years in a row.

5. Getting around on the metro with a 7-day unlimited pass = 2.1 avo on toasts

NYC is a big city, so getting around on the metro is probably the most efficient way to travel longer distances. Single rides cost $2.75, but if you’re in town for a week, spend $32 and you’ll get yourself an unlimited use pass. Of course, if time is on your side, walking is still one of the best ways to explore the Big Apple.

7. Dressing yourself in the hippest vintage jacket from Williamsburg = 1.5 avo on toasts

New York and fashion go hand in hand, so it’s no wonder the city is littered with excellent thrift stores. Head to Williamsburg in Brooklyn for the pick of the bunch. At Beacon’s Closet, a popular consignment store, you can pick up a sweet jacket for about $25, but prices can vary greatly. Nordstrom Rack and Century 21 also have heavily discounted designer items, while the top end stuff is of course, on Fifth Avenue.

8. A night at a Broadway show = 4 avo on toasts

There’s nothing quite like the hype of seeing a musical on Broadway. If there’s a production you’re absolutely set on seeing, book your tickets well in advance. Prices usually start from around $49.50 each. If you’re not fussed on what you see, or looking for a real bargain, head to the TKTS Booth in Times Square at the start of the day for same-day discount tickets that will get you up to 50 per cent off the regular price.



9. A walk along the High Line = 0 avo on toasts

An iconic New York destination, the High Line is a must do, and this one will cost you absolutely nothing. Head to the entrance at 34th Street and 12 Avenue to start, then make your way along the boardwalk south all the way to Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District.

10. Explore the MET = 0 avo on toasts (*about to become 1.6 avo on toasts)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is arguably the best museum in New York, has a standard entrance fee of $25. If you look carefully at the board however, this is currently not compulsory, so you can technically pay as much or as little as you want. That said, this is about to change in March 2018, so it’ll be more like a standard 1.6 avo on toasts to visit. Many of the city’s other iconic museums have discounted and free entry on certain days of the month though, so check their websites before you go.

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Sam Aldenton

Sam Aldenton is a travel writer, digital content creator (read: takes photos/videos with her iphone and sometimes a real camera) and former retail and youth trend forecaster. When she's not off discovering the world’s best pizza (an obsession picked up from her 4-years in New York), she makes her home in Brisbane, Australia. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @samaaldenton.